Basra Government Discusses With The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees the Conditions Of The Syrian Arrivals In The Governorate

– The First Deputy Governor of Basra, the engineer, Muhammad Taher Al-Tamimi, discussed this morning, Wednesday, with the representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, John Nicholas Boz, the government measures taken regarding the conditions of some Syrian arrivals in the governorate, as well as issues and matters related to residency for expatriates in this regard and its repercussions on the governorate.”

According to a statement by his media office, Al-Tamimi stressed to the representative of the United Nations for Refugees the depth of the strategic relations linking Basra and the UNHCR and its role in supporting them as the UN umbrella concerned with refugees in Iraq, praising the role of UNHCR and its work in helping and aiding refugees based on its humanitarian role in this field.

He added, “During the meeting, we discussed issues related to the protection and organization of the categories of refugees that the United Nations protects, and the issue of Syrian arrivals, according to international law, and United Nations law, in accordance with the Iraqi regulations and laws followed, and in a manner that does not affect the security and economic conditions in the governorate,” noting that “We also discussed the issue of Bedoons traveling from Kuwait who do not hold official documents, and follow-up on this issue by the local government with the Directorate of Nationality in Basra or the Kuwaiti Consulate on this matter.

Al-Tamimi pointed out that “the local government in Basra deals with the issues of expatriates in the governorate in a comprehensive and coordinated manner among all concerned authorities in this regard, stressing that the governorate has provided and is still doing everything it can to help them in this regard, and alleviate their suffering and in various fields

Source: National Iraqi News Agency